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Noh Mask of Yamanba

With ruddy complexion, the bushy eye-brows rendered in alternating strokes of black and pale pigment, the bloodshot eyes with inlaid rings of gilt copper. Paper labels affixed to the back, one inscribed kosaku yamamba, the other with the unread circular seal of a previous owner

For 3 other fine examples of Yamanba masks, see Marvin, ‘Heaven has a face, so does Hell’, vol. II, pp. 238-243

17th century

MR4248

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